Flux 'n' Flame Jewellery School is situated in the heart of Dorset close to the historic thatched village of Milton Abbas. Just 20 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast we are surrounded by peaceful countryside, historic sites, lots of outdoor activities and of course pubs!
Founded in 2003, by jewellery designers Jesa and Al Marshall, Flux 'n' Flame has grown through reputation to become one of the leading independent jewellery schools in the UK, whilst still maintaining a friendly, relaxed and fun environment in which to discover new silversmithing skills and experiment with new jewellery making techniques.
Jesa and Al both work as full time professional jewellery designers and makers who exhibit and sell their work throughout the UK and abroad. Between them there is over 45 years of experience of jewellery design, metalwork and manufacture, giving them a comprehensive knowledge of the whole jewellery industry. We are all hugely passionate about our craft and passionate about passing it on!
Flux 'n' Flame is a purpose built, professional jewellery workshop and is fully equipped with tools (although you are welcome to bring your own!)
Although the workshop is spacious we take no more than 8 students on our jewelery courses and jewellery classes to allow for a more intimate, friendly atmosphere and a superb student / teacher ratio. (on the weekend courses there will always be two tutors!!)
At Flux 'n' Flame we run Jewellery making courses from 1 day tasters to 3 day weekends as well as a 6 day summer school and regular weekly jewellery classes throughout the year. We cater for all abilities from absolute beginners to those with more experience.
Our Jewellery making Courses are as flexible as possible in their approach - we don't tell you what you have to make but instead you are guided in whatever you choose to do and receive individual tuition at a pace suited to you. So everyone works on their own projects at their own pace, which has the extra benefit of creating a fabulously diverse range of techniques within one course!
In addition to general precious jewellery making techniques covering skills such as piercing, soldering, forming, reticulation and forging, you can experiment with casting techniques, acid etching, stone setting , chain making the list is endless!!
We have a good stock of silver, gold, copper and semi-precious stones which can be purchased throughout the course.
As well as the moral and technical support we offer a bit of home comfort in the form of endless cups of tea, coffee and biscuits, and on weekend jewellery workshops a snack lunch is included in the price.
We also have a range of complimetary jewellery courses to add to your skills!! From enamelling to working with resins there's lots of fab ways to experiment with different metals and techniques!
Once upon a time there was a little curly haired girl who liked climbing trees and hunting pixies and making stuff. In a strange kingdom, just east of London, she met a little hairy boy who liked wheels and fast things and making stuff and they liked each other so they hooked up................